When you are injured at work, your first consideration is to get proper treatment for your injury. Your next consideration is to ensure that you can resume your job and receive disability pay until you can return to your job. Workers compensation laws can vary from one state to another. An attorney can help you to navigate the laws for worker injury in your state.
1 – You Have A Right To Sue In Some Cases
If your employer is required to have workers compensation insurance coverage and does not have it, you have the right to sue them for the cost of your treatment. Some employers may self-insure to cover the expenses incurred by injury to their employees. If your employer has no coverage of any kind for these injuries, consult with an attorney to determine how to proceed.
2 – You Have A Right To Know Your Employer’s Insurer
You should be informed of the insurance company that carries your employer’s worker compensation insurance and their contact information should you need to inquire about your benefits or medical treatment. Generally, the employer can send you to a particular doctor that handles workers compensation cases.
3 – You Have A Right To Appeal
If you dispute the decisions made about your injury or compensation, you have the right to make an appeal, presenting significant information about your medical condition or ability to work. An attorney can often be helpful in ensuring that your case is given proper consideration for appropriate treatment and decisions regarding disability pay.
4 – You Have the Right To Disability Pay
In the case of partial disability or total disability, you are entitled to disability payments for the duration of your injury. If you can are cleared to work, you have the right to have your job back, or to have tasks amended for your abilities. Your employer cannot penalize you for having been injured on the job.
5 – You Have the Right To An Attorney
Under Workers Compensation law, you have a right to have representation by an attorney like those at Bennet Law to protect your interests. You do not have to pay for attorney’s fees for this service. Your attorney will ensure that you receive all compensation that is due to you for your injury, as well as medical treatment appropriate for the injury.
These and other rights may apply to you when you are injured at work, depending on your state regulations. An attorney can help you to understand how these laws apply to your injury and treatment.